Recommended for Readers
in Grades 7 and up
This book is not a feel-good story about a boy's relationship with an elephant, but an exploration of how people behave when horrible things happen around them. The first chapters are not as compelling as the middle and later chapters, and the plot is likely to disappoint readers: although it is well-crafted, it is frustrating that characters don't always behave with honor or kindness. Although the book includes disturbing war-time content, it is full of rich discussion opportunities.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
**Questions Coming Soon**
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